Said Masouri(m),aged 36, faces imminent execution, after his death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in mid-september 2002. He has been subjected to torture in detention and has lost a lot of weight that his family did not recognize him. He is currently being held in Wing 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran.He has been time to time threatened with summary execution if he refused to make a televised confession.

Said Masouri, allegedly an activist and supporter of the the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), an armed political group opposed to the current Iranian government, has lived in Norway since 1988. He was allegedly sent to Iran in early 2001 in order to carry out a "military mission" for the PMOI. Before he was able to undertake his mission, however, he was arrested, either in the city of Dezful or the nearby city of Andimeshk, in western Iran.

In June 2002, Branch 6 of the Ïslamic "Revolutionary" Court, located in Evin prison in Tehran, sentenced him to death on various charges, including "acting against state security", "membership of a proscribed organization" and other security provisions.